Jady Wesson is what her mother calls a humanitarian. The 7-year-old continually goes above and beyond to help others.
Recently, the Cedar Ridge Elementary School third-grader set up a lemonade stand during a yard sale at her home. She used the money from the sale of the lemonade, along with donations, to give to her school and Feed the Children, an international organization dedicated to serving those who lack the essentials such as food, clothing and medicine because of poverty, famine and war.
"I saw it on TV, on the Word Channel," said Jady, the daughter of Batina Wesson, of Grovetown, and Derwin Wesson, of Atlanta. "And, I wanted to help the hungry people."
With a soft heart and a caring attitude, Jady decided to spread the wealth of her proceeds beyond Feed the Children by giving a portion of the proceeds to her school for playground equipment.
"So we can have a playground; a big one," she said excitedly.
The county's newest elementary school has limited playground equipment and Jady wants to make a good thing even better.
Jady, who enjoyed visiting Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming and riding horses last summer, said she most enjoys her art classes.
"I like pottery and doing new things," she said.
She is determined to continue doing new things and help others in ways too numerous to count.
In fact, she's decided that she wants to help lost animals when she gets older.
"I saved two dogs that were lost in my neighborhood," she said.
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